Watched Brave (2012) from Disney+

Directed by Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman, Steve Purcell. With Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Julie Walters. Determined to make her own path in life, Princess Merida (Kelly Macdonald) defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom. Granted one wish, Merida must rely on her bravery and her archery skills to undo a beastly curse.

Rating: ★★★★★

What a fun film. The monkey actually requested that we finally watch it, though she ran away and hid for various portions for a total of about 10-15 minutes.

Some interesting cultural Celtic references hiding in here too.

  • Various accents
  • Spiked hair (referenced in Caesar?)
  • Blue faces of the Picts
  • Art references
  • Music references
  • Some small viking touches
  • Stone circles being important (but poorly portrayed here for their real uses)

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I'm a biomedical and electrical engineer with interests in information theory, complexity, evolution, genetics, signal processing, IndieWeb, theoretical mathematics, and big history. I'm also a talent manager-producer-publisher in the entertainment industry with expertise in representation, distribution, finance, production, content delivery, and new media.

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